Although the face and neck are the most common targets of anti-aging ad campaigns, the hands are actually one of the first areas of the body to reveal one’s true age. Decades of constant utilization and sun exposure can lead to wrinkling, discoloration, and increased visibility of the underlying veins and tendons. These natural signs of aging are often more pronounced on the hands, as they are not the beneficiaries of the skin care regimens the face and neck typically receive. Fortunately, advances in cosmetic medicine have led to the advent of an array of treatments that can erase these physical markers of time, helping you put your best foot hand forward!
Fat pockets in the hands are important to maintain skin tightness and camouflage the underlying internal structures. As we age, these beneficial fat reservoirs are depleted, resulting in the formation of deep wrinkles and the appearance of rope-like tendons and veins. Injectable fillers like Juvéderm Voluma and Restylane Lyft are volumizing agents that offset this age-induced loss of fat. The infusion of fat equivalents into your hands results in a tautness that smooths out heavy furrows and conceals unwanted anatomic prominences
The Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 laser is a two-in-one treatment that delivers columns of energy into both the superficial and deep layers of the skin. The 1927 nm energy waves selectively destroys pigmented cells in the superficial skin to improve the discoloration wrought by chronic sun exposure. The deep range of the 1550 nm energy waves stimulate the body’s natural healing process to produce new collagen, resulting in improved skin elasticity and tone. The combined effects of these two wavelengths holistically remodels the skin to produce hands that are free from fine wrinkles, sunspots, and scars.
Dr. Hooman Khorasani is a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon who has spent over ten years helping patients banish unwanted signs of aging so that their outside appearance reflects their youthful spirit. This extensive experience coupled with Dr. Khorasani’s commitment to procedural perfection directly benefits each patient, as your individualized treatment plan is carefully customized to provide you with optimal cosmetic results.
To find out if injectable fillers or laser resurfacing can restore the youthfulness of your hands, visit Dr. Hooman Khorasani at our New York City practice. To request a consultation, message us securely, or contact Dr. Khorasani’s Manhattan office by phone at 347-574-8500.
The most commonly used injectable fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occuring substance that attracts and stores water. The ability of hyaluronic acid to retain nearly one thousand times its weight in water is responsible for the dramatic volumization effects seen with these types of fillers. Specialized hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvéderm Voluma® and Restylane Lyft® are infused with additional proprietary compounds that stimulate the body’s production of collagen. The formation of new, healthy collagen helps maintain the volumizing effects of hyaluronic acid for up to two years following treatment. Consequently, Juvéderm Voluma and Restylane Lyft are uniquely suited to rejuvenate the hands, as these dense hyaluronic acid fillers provide substantial volume that is capable of withstanding daily wear and tear.
Although the term “fat pocket” is often associated with negative connotations, the body has numerous strategically placed reservoirs of fat that are essential to maintain the shape and lift of your most prominent features. As we age, these beneficial fat collections are slowly depleted and begin to migrate away from their designated areas. These changes are responsible for the loss of youthful contouring, the formation of deep wrinkles, and the appearance of underlying internal structures.
Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvéderm Voluma and Restylane Lyft act as a synthetic fat capable of mitigating the age-induced changes to your organic fat pockets. Injection of these volumizing agents into the hands plumps the skin to diminish the appearance of heavy creases and conceal cord-like tendons and veins. The result? Smooth, uninterrupted skin that looks as young as you feel.
The correcting powers of hyaluronic acid fillers are not limited to the hands, as these injectable volumizers also effectively address signs of facial aging. Please visit our Facial Rejuvenation page to determine if these versatile fillers can help restore your youthful appearance from top-to-bottom.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Khorasani will thoroughly examine your hands to determine the most beneficial sites for volumization and the most appropriate injectable filler. The treatment areas will then be marked with a specialized surgical pen to ensure targeted filler application. Prior to injection of the filler, the surface of your hands will be numbed with a topical anesthetic cream for thirty minutes. Once the hands are sufficiently numbed, Dr. Khorasani will strategically inject the filler using a thin cannula (a blunt, hollow tube) via a single insertion point. Since the cannula is blunt, he can safely deposit the filler around the veins and tendons without causing any injury to them.
Fraxel Dual 1550/1927 is an innovative laser therapy that combines the energy of short and long electromagnetic waves to comprehensively remodel the skin. The high-frequency 1550 nm waves penetrate the deep layer of the skin and stimulate the production of new, healthy collagen. Manufacturing fresh collagen restores elasticity, improves texture, and corrects scarring to infuse your skin with a youthful smoothness and tightness.
Low-frequency 1927 nm waves target the superficial skin, sending columns of laser energy to selectively destroy unwanted clusters of pigment. This precise elimination of pigmented cells wipes away patches of skin discoloration accumulated over years of sun exposure.
Both the 1927 nm and 1550 nm electromagnetic waves preserve pillars of healthy skin between the treated locations. These untouched areas serve as a scaffold to facilitate rapid healing with optimal cosmetic results.
Harnessing the power of high and low frequency electromagnetic waves allows this innovative laser therapy to improve the appearance of fine lines, enhance overall texture, diminish the visibility of scars, and eliminate discoloration of the skin. Correction of these tell-tale signs of aging produces smooth, even-toned hands that mirror your young spirit.
The correcting powers of Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 are not limited to the hands, as this comprehensive laser therapy also effectively addresses signs of aging on the face, neck, and chest. Furthermore, the skin remodeling induced by the 1550 nm waves can help improve the appearance of unwanted scars located anywhere on the body. Please visit our Skin Resurfacing and Scar Revision pages to determine if this multi-functional treatment can help restore your youthful, scar-free appearance.
Prior to laser therapy, the surface of the hands will be numbed with a topical anesthetic cream to ensure maximal comfort. During treatment, we will provide you with special eye coverings to protect your retina from the electromagnetic waves. As the laser energy is administered in strokes to the target areas, you may feel a hot “prickly” sensation. A cooling device will supply a constant stream of cold air to mitigate the sensations of heat.
Dr. Khorasani and his highly-specialized team look forward to working with you to transform your medical or aesthetic goals into reality. To expedite a request for a consultation, message us securely, or contact Dr. Khorasani’s Manhattan office by phone at 347-574-8500. For more information about how to get in touch:CONTACT US